Kant's Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide

2016.10.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen (eds.), Kant's Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 289pp.,
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2016.10.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen (eds.), Kant's Lectures on Ethics: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 289pp., $102.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107036314. Reviewed by Alice Pinheiro Walla, University of Bayreuth "Kant's lectures on Ethics" is the umbrella term for a collection of student notes taken between the early 1760s to around 1794. This excellent collection of scholarly essays focuses on the sets of notes which are partially available in translation in the Cambridge Edition of Kant's Lectures on Ethics (Herder, Collins, Mrongovius II, and Vigilantius, named after the students who took the notes). Using these lecture notes can be tricky: first, they are far from being complete and reliable accounts of Kant's teaching (just imagine having to rely on student notes!). Probably only one set of notes was taken during Kant's lectures (the pre-critical Herder lecture notes, which are quite elliptical).. . .

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